My dear friend Lana Hollingsworth's funeral was held yesterday. What a wonderful funeral service it was for her. She was attacked by a black bear up in Pinetop and didn't survive the attack after being in the hospital and lots of surgeries over the past month. The funeral service was beautiful - the talks and musical numbers were just perfect, exactly as Lana would have wanted it. Even her husband Marv spoke at the end. I don't know how he held up so well. Such an awesome man.
Lana was a very giving person, always serving others. I was asked to help set up the table at the viewing Monday evening along with a few other amazing sisters. That was very difficult as I do not like viewings at all. I just stayed in the other room with the decorations as it is just too painful to go see her. I like to remember her with a big smile on her face and always volunteering to help every time we have a gig. It was also my privilege to help with the luncheon for the family after the funeral. Lana will be greatly missed. I'm so glad we crossed paths and that I was able to learn so much from her. Wonderful friend who will be missed greatly! Until we meet again Lana.